NFL Fines Game Official For Contact With Player

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) _ The NFL has fined official Jim Quirk one
game check for inappropriate contact with Green Bay's Nick Barnett.

Quirk grabbed the linebacker by the neck and threw him to the
ground while breaking up a scuffle during the Packers loss to
Chicago Sunday.

The fine total is $8,150 according to NFL spokesman Greg Aiello.

Barnett's agent Chuck Price had threatened to file a grievance
against Quirk but later backed off. Price says Barnett is satisfied
with the league's action against Quirk.

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